Delhi – Pre-monsoon showers have been sprinkling Delhi since last Thursday evening and finally today the national capital receives the monsoon. This brings cool respite after a long, hot and humid period. Some parts of Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab have also been hit with the rains; the intensity will be high for at least 3 to 4 days before it lowers.
This year the rains were supposed to come on June 29th in Delhi, but since they hit Kerala (the first place monsoons reach India) a week late, Delhi also became late. It is predicted that all of North Western India will get good rainfall in the next 48 hours and the distribution will be fairly widespread. According to the long range forecast the monsoons this year is supposed to be above the normal range. Therefore after 2 years North Western India will receive heavy rain. Even though June was a rain deficit month, it is predicted that this month and next month will make up for Junes deficiency.